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Shell Corena S3 R


Shell Corena S3 R oil uses Shell’s ashless-technology formulation to provide extended oil life for sliding vane and screw rotary air compressors. It is an oil that you can rely on to help protect high-pressure and high-temperature rotary air compressors for excellent performance. It is widely recognised by leading equipment manufacturers.

Designed to protect

Protecting compressors from damage can help to increase service life and maximise your return on investment. Shell Corena S3 R can help to achieve this, as it

  • exceeds industry standard gear-wear requirements; thus it helps to protect geared compressor components. It passes load stage 11 of the FZG gear-wear test (ANSI/AGMA 9005‑E02 requirements for ISO 32 oils). Load stage 9 is the minimum requirement.
  • provides excellent bearing-wear protection, as it passes the four-ball weld load test at >150 kg (IP 239 test method).

Designed for long oil life

Limiting fluid degradation can help to prolong oil life. Shell Corena S3 R is designed to help you operate your compressors for longer without interruption – for reduced maintenance requirements and enhanced productivity. Shell Corena S3 R delivers

  • up to 6,000 hours’ oil life in many less-demanding applications, as demonstrated in real applications and the Shell Hydrovane test running at 120°C. This test is two to three times more severe than normal operations at around 100°C.
  • over twice the oil life of Shell Corena S2 R in industry-standard oxidation tests.


Designed for SYSTEM efficiency 

Deposits, air bubbles in the oil and foaming can reduce rotary compressor efficiency. Shell Corena S3 R helps to maintain the constant supply of compressed air that you need for efficient operations by offering

  • up to 29% faster air release than Shell Corena S2 R, which helps to improve lubrication and prevent cavitation damage
  • up to 40% faster water separation than Shell Corena S2 R, which helps to ensure efficient protection and lubrication.